Dual Survival

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Dual Survival
Genre Reality show, Survival skills
Starring Dave Canterbury (Season 1-2)
Cody Lundin (Season 1-4)
Joseph Teti (Season 3-6)
Matt Graham (Season 4-6)
Grady Powell (Season 7-8)
Bill McConnell (Season 7)
Josh James (Season 8)
Bo McGlone (Season 8)
EJ Snyder (Season 9)
Jeff Zausch (Season 9)
Narrated by Paul Christie
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 9
No. of episodes 84 (Seasons 1-9) (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Charlie Corwin, Brian Nashel, French Horwitz
Camera setup Multiple
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) Original Media
Distributor Discovery Communications
Original network Discovery Channel
Picture format 480i (SDTV), 1080i (HDTV)
Original release June 11, 2010 (2010-06-11) – present
Followed by Dual Survival Brazil
External links
Website dsc.discovery.com/tv/dual-survival/

Dual Survival is a United States reality cable television series that airs on the Discovery Channel. The show features a pair of survival experts in predetermined scenarios while in challenging environments.[1]

For the first two seasons, the show featured the differing outdoor survival philosophies and skills of Cody Lundin, a naturalist and primitive-skills expert who runs the Aboriginal Living Skills School in Arizona and Dave Canterbury, a military-trained survival instructor who runs the Pathfinder Training School in Ohio.[2] Beginning with the third season, Canterbury was replaced with Joseph "Joe" Teti, and in Season 4 Matt Graham replaced Lundin; Teti and Graham remained with the show through Season 6. Season 7 features Grady Powell, an ex-U.S. Army Green Beret, who replaced Joseph Teti, and Bill McConnell, a wilderness survivalist, who replaced Matt Graham.


Season Episodes Cast Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 10 Cody Lundin Dave Canterbury June 11, 2010 (2010-06-11) August 20, 2010 (2010-08-20)
2 12 Cody Lundin Dave Canterbury April 22, 2011 (2011-04-22) July 1, 2011 (2011-07-01)
3 11 Cody Lundin Joseph Teti January 1, 2013 (2013-01-01) March 13, 2013 (2013-03-13)
4 10 Cody Lundin
Matt Graham
Joseph Teti April 23, 2014 (2014-04-23) June 25, 2014 (2014-06-25)
5 13 Matt Graham Joseph Teti January 21, 2015 (2015-01-21) April 22, 2015 (2015-04-22)
6 4 Matt Graham Joseph Teti September 30, 2015 (2015-09-30) October 21, 2015 (2015-10-21)
7 10 Bill McConnell Grady Powell January 13, 2016 (2016-01-13) March 15, 2016 (2016-03-15)
8 7 Josh James
Bo McGlone
Grady Powell June 15, 2016 (2016-06-15) August 3, 2016 (2016-08-03)
9 7 Jeff Zausch EJ Snyder August 24, 2016 (2016-08-24) October 12, 2016 (2016-10-12)


Season 1 and Season 2 of Dual Survival originally aired in 2010 and 2011, respectively.[3][4]

Season 3 commenced production in 2012 and began airing on January 1, 2013.[5][6]

Season 4 debuted on April 23, 2014, and Season 5 began airing on January 21, 2015.[7]

Season 6 aired its first episode on September 30, 2015.

Season 7 aired its first episode on January 13, 2016.

Season 8 aired its first episode on June 15, 2016 featuring Grady and new partner Josh James. Josh is from New Zealand and has a high profile in the survival world.

Season 9 aired its first episode on August 24, 2016, featuring new hosts EJ Snyder and Jeff Zausch.


In Dual Survival's first two seasons, each episode featured Lundin and Canterbury in a different survival scenario: marooned on a deserted island, lost in a forbidding jungle, stranded in an arid desert, etc. They had to survive for a number of days with minimal gear that pertained to the scenario.[8] Along the way, Lundin and Canterbury demonstrated various survival skills such as using primitive methods to make fire, obtaining potable water, and hunting, foraging, or gathering food.

Conflict often arose from differences between the actors philosophies and methods. For example, Canterbury often remarked on Lundin’s choice to not wear shoes or long pants, regardless of the scenario’s environment, such as glaciers.[9]

In Season 3, Joseph Teti replaced Dave Canterbury.[10]

In February 2014, prior to the start of Season 4, Cody Lundin announced via Facebook that he was fired by Discovery Channel owing to what he alleges were “differences over safety and health concerns.”[11][12] Early in Season 4, Matt Graham replaced Cody Lundin as Teti’s partner.[11]

International broadcasters[edit]

Spin off[edit]

From 2012 it is in progress a spin off in Brazilian version with the title Dual Survival Brazil. The Brazilian presenters are Colonel Edmilson Leite, a rescue specialist of the Brazilian Air Force, and the primitive skills expert Leonardo Rocha.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Dawn, Randee (June 11, 2010). "Odd couple battle elements in "Dual Survival"". Reuters. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  2. ^ Strauss, Gary (August 27, 2010). "Survival shows are now the fittingest on television". USA Today. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  3. ^ "Dual Survival Season 2 is Renewed". Pop Tower. September 20, 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-03. 
  4. ^ "Dual Survival Episode Guide". Discovery Channel. Retrieved 2011-01-03. 
  5. ^ Brzoznowski, Kristin (April 6, 2012). "Discovery Reveals Upfront Slate". World Screen. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  6. ^ "Cody Lundin will be partnered with Joseph Teti when Dual Survival returns in January". HULIQ. November 30, 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  7. ^ "Dual Survival TV Schedule". Discovery Channel. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Episodes : Dual Survival : Discovery Channel". Discovery Channel. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  9. ^ "Bios : Dual Survivor : Discovery Channel". Discovery Channel. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  10. ^ McKay, Hollie (November 30, 2012). "EXCLUSIVE: 'Dual Survival' names Joseph Teti its new military survival pro". Fox News. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  11. ^ a b Jon R. Anderson (Apr 29, 2014). "Discovery Channel reality show star trades fire over combat experience". Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Why Was Cody Lundin Fired From ‘Dual Survival’ After ‘Fight’ With Joe Teti?". International Business Times. 4 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "APRIL on FOXTEL: Game Of Thrones, Mad Men, Wentworth, Deadline Gallipoli and 200+ other new shows". The Green Room. Foxtel. March 30, 2015. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 

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